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Poster: lobster12 Date: Feb 7, 2009 3:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Hey yankee fans...

...the curse of A-rod continues. If you thought he was going to cry when people made fun of his man crush on Jeter, he'll have a nervous break down at the plate after today's news.

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Poster: CompSurfahV2 Date: Feb 7, 2009 6:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey yankee fans...

A-Fraud
E-Rod
Stray-Rod

And now the latest...

A-Roid


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Poster: sparky999255 Date: Feb 7, 2009 6:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey yankee fans...

104 positive tests in 2003! As a Red Sox fan, I hate to say it, but I'm guessing there's at least 1 Boston player on that list.

Personally, I don't care who was doing roids. If they weren't testing for it, there was no punishment for it & they were legal with a script then I question those who weren't putting forth the extra effort to do them. Bunch of slackers!

Unfortunately, if you're busted once people assume you've always done it (which may or may not be the case). Ask the Patriots.

All you have to do to have the public forgive you is say you tried them, but only once, or for a short time.

Strangely enough nobody even seems to care that known cheaters are in the Hall of Fame. (Whitey Ford & Gaylord Perry for example) Somehow doctoring a baseball isn't considered cheating even though it's a clear violation of the rules and gives a pitcher a competitive advantage.

I don't get it?


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Poster: sparky999255 Date: Feb 7, 2009 6:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey yankee fans...

I want to know who leaked the confidential test results? Also, why was A-Rod the only name mentioned? Hopefully, the person(s) responsible for this get punished. After all I'm certain a law was violated.

I think it would be funny if Alex sued Major League Baseball for $500 mill for tarnishing his reputation. Why not add one more ring to this circus.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Feb 8, 2009 9:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey yankee fans...

my money would be on Dante Bichette. he was with the sox at that time I think. On another level I'm actually bummed about A rod. Not that I'm a fan but until yesterday he wasn't even mentioned as a guy who roided. Not to mention he has an awesome shot to break the home run record. I would have been pulling for the guy to pass Bonds when/if it got to that point. Oh well, that's just my " red sox saintly righteousness" as pointed out by a very cheery yankee fan in another post.

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Poster: sparky999255 Date: Feb 8, 2009 10:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey yankee fans...

On a better note....

I was lucky enough to get drawn for a chance to purchase Sox/Yankees tickets and even luckier to get through after 4 hours yesterday to purchase 4 tickets for 8/21.

It's nice to get those tickets at face instead of through a site like stub hub

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Poster: Yankee9 Date: Feb 7, 2009 4:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey yankee fans...

First of all, this may be a blessing in disguise if there is anyway that US YANKEE FANS can get that piece of shit off of the team.

If not, the curse will continue for seven more years, lift, and the 27th title will quickly ensue.

Meanwhile you massholes are all the same with your saintly rightouesness amidst your constant and eternal misery, whether your teams win or lose.

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Feb 7, 2009 4:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey yankee fans...

We'll see how the story plays out when the Bosox are getting in a little late September golf and the Billionaire Babies from The Bronx are still swinging bats.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Feb 7, 2009 4:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey yankee fans...

It's February and it's already on between the sox and Yanks. I love it. Hey Manny compared to you Jody Reed was a financial genius.

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Feb 7, 2009 5:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey yankee fans...

...I've got a hard working family maybe two weeks away from living in a refrigerator box under the bridge and this self absorbed piece of shit thug turns down 25 large for one season swinging a bat. No wonder he's so well respected.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Feb 7, 2009 3:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey yankee fans...

Unfortunately, the news (check out S.I.) that A-Fraud tested positive for steroids in 2003 (his "mvp" year w/Texas) won't have any ramifications this coming season.

He'll still play, make his millions, bang aging and has-been pop stars, and continue to think he's the greatest player since...well, ever. And if the baseball Gods have any sense of taste, they'll continue to make sure he's a dud in the post-season, or better still....keep that ridiculous squad of nearly $500 Million in payroll from making the playoffs at all.

(Very classy of the Yankees organization, btw, to continue to ask the city of NY to help pay for the new stadium. Yes, they can afford nearly $400 Million to buy 3 players, but, ummm....you taxpayin' customers need to fork over YOUR share of the new mega-mall. Nice touch in today's economy especially.)

Oh, and your 3rd baseman's new name, now and forevermore:

A-ROID.

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Poster: tank_tuba Date: Feb 8, 2009 3:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey yankee fans...

I really hope no one is actually surprised by any of this.

Show me a baseball player over the last 20 years who isn't addicted to either steroids, amphetamines, nicotine(chewing tobacco), prescription drugs, cocaine, or alcohol and I'll show you a ball player who never made it out of the Minors.

Here's a list a MVP winners since 1988 and my opinion whether they were roided up or not.

1988 Kirk Gibson José Canseco (YES)
1989 Kevin Mitchell(maybe) Robin Yount
1990 Barry Bonds(not yet) Rickey Henderson
1991 Terry Pendleton Cal Ripken, Jr.(they better hope not, he's already in the HOF)
1992 Barry Bonds(not yet) Dennis Eckersley(Cocaine?)
1993 Barry Bonds(not yet) Frank Thomas(maybe)
1994 Jeff Bagwell(Yes) Frank Thomas(maybe)
1995 Barry Larkin Mo Vaughn(Probably)
1996 Ken Caminiti(YES) Juan González(YES)
1997 Larry Walker(Maybe) Ken Griffey, Jr.
1998 Sammy Sosa (YES) Juan González(YES)
1999 Chipper Jones Iván Rodríguez(Probably/Yes)
2000 Jeff Kent(BIG Maybe) Jason Giambi(YES)
2001 Barry Bonds(YES) Ichiro Suzuki
2002 Barry Bonds(YES) Miguel Tejada(YES)
2003 Barry Bonds(YES) Alex Rodriguez(YES)
2004 Barry Bonds(YES) Vladimir Guerrero(Maybe)
2005 Albert Pujols(Maybe) Alex Rodriguez(YES)

My opinion is that the vast, vast majority of them were or are on something. It only seems the only time anyone cares about it is when they might have a chance at getting into the Hall of Fame.

Does anybody remember Alex Sanchez? He was suspended for steroids.
Who is he? Don't know.
Does anyone care? NO.

MLB is in a world of shit. The all-time hits leader and the all-time home run leader will never get into the Hall of Fame.
That's like the NFL saying Joe Montana and Walter Payton will never get in the Hall.
Or the NBA saying no to Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson.
Or golf saying no to Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods.
Or Nascar saying no to Richard Petty or Dale Earnhardt.
Or the NHL saying no to Wayne Gretzky and Bobby Orr.
Or soccer saying no to Pele.

I'm personally over the baseball steroid issue. They used, they didn't use. At this point I could care less. I love the game of baseball and I watch the game because I truly enjoy it.
I may not pay money to go see a game anymore, bit I'll continue to watch a bunch of overpaid, spoiled men play a game meant for kids while I can still afford cable.

Peace.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Feb 8, 2009 9:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey yankee fans...

That was a very good non dead post. You pretty much summed up why football has passed baseball as America's passion. The whole thing is a mess.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Feb 8, 2009 12:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey yankee fans...

Yes, I'm sick of the roids stories as well.
Yes, as a Red Sox fan I'm pretty sure there are more than a few of "my guys" on that list, and yes, it would hurt if I found out a guy like David Ortiz was juicing when he practically single-handedly carried the Sox to the promised land in '04.

But this stuff DOES or SHOULD matter to some extent because of the guys who didn't do it and had their records nixed by the jackasses who did. (Hank Aaron is still the all-time HR king to me, and I don't give a damn what Barry Bonds' numbers say).

Guys like Rice, Yaz, Ernie Banks, Ryne Sandberg, Koufax, I could go on and on...who relied solely on their talent and hard work get their numbers all skewed by these cry baby millionaires who turn down $25 Mil for one year b/c they feel "disrespected", and turn to 'roids b/c they have to have their names in the spotlight brighter than anyone else's and then have the temerity to lie about it while feigning outrage at the same time (Clemens, Bonds, Palmiero)...it's enough to sicken even the hardest-core fan.

baseball is the greatest game ever invented and I love the game itself, but it's the ultimate irony that its greatest threat comes from the very people who play it.